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Whole Foods meeting was a success

June 10, 2011
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The Whole Foods meeting was a success, until the police shut it down. It is rare to see such debate happen anymore. We live in a digital age where most dialogue happens behind anonymous user names, Internet chatter and Twitter. At the Curley school last Thursday, we saw open microphone orations both passionate and...

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It’s not hip to revolt against veggies

June 10, 2011
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Wake up people! Gentrification has already arrived in JP. Whole Foods won’t be delivering it. Where was everyone when voters abolished rent control in the ’90s and rents skyrocketed, forcing people of all ethnicities out of JP? Were people so passionate about the arrival of Stop & Shop in Jackson Square? Are people so...

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Support local business

June 10, 2011
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First, I would like to thank the mayor and councilors for offering assistance to the Hi-Lo workers who have lost their jobs and for taking steps to ensure that Whole Foods will be a good neighbor. I share the concerns that many of my neighbors have, that Whole Foods may harm local businesses, and...

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On leaving the Whole Foods debate

June 10, 2011
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The following open letter was sent to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council: This letter makes official the resignation that I have tried to tender to the JPNC’s ad hoc Whole Foods Committee for two weeks. It conveys, with my regrets, my lack of confidence in the committee’s ability to prepare an unbiased and intellectually...

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Man guilty in domestic killing

June 10, 2011
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A Dorchester man will spend his life behind bars for the 2009 shotgun murder of his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in a Jamaica Plain apartment. Gregorio “Mikey” Lopez, 20, was convicted last week of first-degree murder in the death of Shoughan Morgan at 43 Mozart St. in Hyde Square. The March 11, 2009 killing was the...

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Busquemos alternativas para jovenes

May 27, 2011
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Andy Zagastizábal

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Burgers and bingo for new eatery

May 27, 2011
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Police raid alleged drug house

May 27, 2011
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JP Regan Youth League

May 27, 2011
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Harry Smith

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Whole Foods better than “blighted” site

May 27, 2011
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